>>Cardinals, Red Sox Begin 109th World Series

(Boston, MA)  —  The 109th World Series begins tonight as the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Boston Red Sox in Game One at historic Fenway Park.  It’s a rematch of the 2004 Fall Classic, which Boston swept in four games to end an 86-year championship drought.  Fifteen-game winner Jon Lester starts Game One for Boston, while St. Louis counters with 19-game winner Adam Wainwright.  The Cardinals are seeking their second World Series title in three seasons and 12th overall.

>>Royals To Listen To Offers For Butler

(Kansas City, MO)  —  The Royals may be considering trading one of their big bats this winter.  ESPN’s Buster Olney reports KC is ready to talk to teams about designated hitter Billy Butler.  The 27-year-old is due to make eight-million next season with a 12.5-million team option for 2014.  Butler hit .289 with 15 home runs and 82 RBI this season.

>>Chiefs Get Set To Battle Browns

(Kansas City, MO)  —  The Chiefs are back at practice today as they prepare to host the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.  After winning just two games all of last season, KC is the NFL’s last unbeaten team this year at 7-and-0 following a 17-16 win over Houston this past weekend.  Cleveland has lost two straight to fall to 3-and-4.

>>Rams Add Quarterbacks

(Earth City, MO)  —  The Rams have added a pair of quarterbacks to their team with starter Sam Bradford done for the season due to injury.  Veteran Brady Quinn was picked up after being released by the New York Jets earlier in the week.  The Rams also signed former Southern Mississippi quarterback Austin Davis.  The two will back up new starter Kellen Clemens.

>>Power Rankings Released

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have jumped the Denver Broncos to take over the top spot in the AP Pro32 power rankings ahead of the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos dropped from a unanimous No. 1 to third in balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL. The Saints and Colts rounded out the top five.

>>Mizzou, KU, K-State All At Home Saturday

(Undated)  —  Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State are all at home Saturday.  The fifth-ranked and Tigers host number-20 South Carolina at 6 p.m.  Mizzou is 7-and-0, while the Gamecocks are 5-and-2.  The 2-and-4 Jayhawks entertain sixth-ranked Baylor at 6 p.m. and the 2-and-4 Wildcats host 3-and-4 West Virginia, with kickoff at 2:45 p.m.

>>Mizzou’s Haith Suspended Five Games

(Columbia, MO)  —  Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith is being suspended five games by the NCAA for his part in the booster scandal at the University of Miami.  The former Hurricanes coach was penalized for not promoting an atmosphere of compliance and attempting to cover up activities by his assistants.  Haith was at Miami from 2004 to 2011.